Blue Flower

Remember we had a training video and an article in which I was explaining how a good search rope bag should be organized? Well, quite a lot of people were interested in making similar bags themselves, so I was asked a number of times about dimensions and construction of such bag.

While I am using a commercially available bag (and I am not advertising any particular brand), nothing should stop you from making your bag yourself, and this is why I decided to make a little printable flyer that has both dimensions and construction of the bag.

Regardless of the type of primary search you conduct, even if it is a small area standard search, you always need to deploy the search rope. This is needed because disorientation and subsequent LODDs happen even in standard size apartments. We will talk about how to best deploy the search rope in small area search scenario in a separate video, but today we I will show you how your search bag should be set up so that it works inside without problems.

From the early days of our careers we are trained in the fire academies to use a tool while searching. We are usually told that this extends our reach and coverage. But let’s take another look at this approach. Does it really work as advertised? Are there alternatives?